Rhino poaching escalates in South Africa. Death toll passes 100. Organized crime crack down, more arrests. Wildlife trafficking from SA via USA to China.
As there is so much RHINO NEWS to cover I’m simply hitting the highlights giving you links to detailed articles.
Poaching Death Toll Passes 100
After only two months of 2012 the rhino losses are already horrendous. This endangered species will once again soon hover on the very brink of extinction. As of this writing another 8 carcasses were found.
Where the killings are happening – reports provided by OSCAP [Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching]
Map of the rhino poaching locations on Google – provided by OSCAP
Daily Rhino News Update
To find any article mentioned here follow “What’s Happening to Africa’s Rhino?” Via this medium we keep track of the daily news about rhino poaching, illegal trafficking, arrests, 50 people running, 12 year old climbing Mt. Everest, sky diving and more to help save the rhino.
Not of course to forget the anti-poaching rangers and associated folks working hard to deter and apprehend poachers and capture the organized crime bosses behind it all.
Did you hear about the museums? Yes, the poachers are even hitting museums to poach the horn off dead rhino! How desperate is that?
Sniffer Dog, Helicopters and Arrests
The more sophisticated the illegal traffickers get the more the good guys need to get creative in fighting them.
Rhino Survival Stories
Most don’t, but a few rhinos have survived the brutal assault on their faces. We’ve in particular been tracking two stories. One in Fairy Glen and the other at Kariega Reserve, they are both touching and heartbreaking.
Dr. Fowlds expresses concern about a new pain for the rhino. As drug supplies deplete more rhinos may survive, or at least struggle to do so for a few days at least.
The Legalize Rhino Horn Trade Debate
If you haven’t already you may want to read Chris Mercer’s take on this issue. “RHINO HORN – The Legalise Horn Trade Debate” is a free eReport. In it Chris weighs the many factors, lays out their pros and cons and makes his recommendations.